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Sky
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on: May 02, 2006, 09:49:13 AM

Entropia players can make ATM withdrawals of their ingame money.

Quote from: NYTimes
  • n Tuesday, the makers of "Entropia Universe," a popular online science-fiction game, are introducing a real-world ATM card that will let players instantly to withdraw hard cash automatically converted from their virtual game treasury. So a player with, say, 2,000 spare PEDs (Project Entropia Dollars) left over after purchasing a new laser rifle in the game could withdraw $200 and take a date to a real-life ballgame.
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Reply #1 on: May 02, 2006, 09:50:40 AM

Whu?

Huh?

Noooooo.

Taxes?

How do I even respond to this?

/shudder
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Reply #2 on: May 02, 2006, 10:05:40 AM

Quote from: NYTimes
  • n Tuesday, the makers of "Entropia Universe," a popular online science-fiction game, are introducing a real-world ATM card that will let players instantly to withdraw hard cash automatically converted from their virtual game treasury. So a player with, say, 2,000 spare PEDs (Project Entropia Dollars) left over after purchasing a new laser rifle in the game could withdraw $200 and take a date to a real-life ballgame.
This has to be fictional.  Implying that any of these people would withdraw cash for a date proves it.

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Reply #3 on: May 02, 2006, 10:08:57 AM

This has to be fictional.  Implying that any of these people would withdraw cash for a date proves it.


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Reply #4 on: May 02, 2006, 10:38:15 AM

Jesus.  Is this a reputable bank they're working with?  Or is it just hype?  Namely, I can log in via a browser and "pay" (transfer) funds to anyone with an account already set up.  Is that all they're doing?  I won't PE and don't know if they include a browser like EVE. 

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Reply #5 on: May 02, 2006, 10:52:15 AM

I swear that game is nothing more than the PR they get once every six months.
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Reply #6 on: May 02, 2006, 10:55:26 AM

Holy shit.

This can't be possible.  I must learn to code!
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Reply #7 on: May 02, 2006, 11:19:56 AM

Good luck to anyone trying to withrdraw.

A friend and I put in a miniscule amount of money once (we played it long enough that it was cheaper than any current MMO), got lucky on a few loots, and still haven't seen our cash a year and a half later.  Of course the balance is zero on the character and customer service never responds.

Hahahaha!  I'm really good at this!
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Reply #8 on: May 02, 2006, 02:56:45 PM

That's exactly the negative factor this ATM feature is supposed to address.

Methinks this should turn out to be funny.
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Reply #9 on: May 02, 2006, 03:10:30 PM

Good luck to anyone trying to withrdraw.

A friend and I put in a miniscule amount of money once (we played it long enough that it was cheaper than any current MMO), got lucky on a few loots, and still haven't seen our cash a year and a half later.  Of course the balance is zero on the character and customer service never responds.

Um, fraud?

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Reply #10 on: May 02, 2006, 09:45:46 PM

Quite possible.  It really wasn't worth pursuing a tiny claim on a foreign company though.  Considering we went into it expecting to burn all the cash on ammo in the first place, we simply accepted it as "lessoned learned, don't put more in".

Hahahaha!  I'm really good at this!
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Reply #11 on: May 03, 2006, 11:33:16 AM

If this worked, it would be a great way to launder drug money. 

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Reply #12 on: May 04, 2006, 06:00:05 PM

If this worked, it would be a great way to launder drug money. 

Oh man! The forum is full of good ideas today! I mean err... NDA

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Reply #13 on: May 04, 2006, 06:09:53 PM

Now Chinese farmers don't have to go through pains of selling gold, they can just withdraw it from ATM.

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